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Japanese Style Watercolor Portraits


The ability to capture a realistic likeness requires expert guidance!

Japanese Style Watercolor Portraits provides the professional guidance and all of the expert tips and techniques you need to succeed at creating beautiful, realistic watercolor portraits. With 48 step-by-step lessons covering tools, techniques, sketching, painting and finishing, this book makes learning fun and effective. It will take you through each step of the watercolor portrait process, from choosing a paper size and sketching your subject to layering in the colors and rendering the fine details. Author Hiroko Shibasakiprovides expert guidance on the best materials to use along with many insightful tips that every artist should know.

The portraits presented in the 12 comprehensive painting tutorials express a distinctively Japanese aesthetic. The subjects in the foreground are rendered in exquisite detail, while the backgrounds are only subtly suggested. This technique places the emphasis on the masterful portraits, leaving it to the viewer's imagination to fill in the peripheral details.

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